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Friday, 5 April 2013

Modern Mummy Loves....

Hello people, and a very happy Friday to you all!

I've had a wonderful week of shopping (mostly of the window variety), product reviewing and Easter egg eating. We also started weaning Evie this week and our wedding plans are progressing nicely too. We have now booked the fabulous Claudia Rose Carter as our photographer which is very, very exciting and I visited Circa Brides in Richmond in my quest to find The Dress (I think I've found it too but shhhh! Don't tell anyone!) I've also started thinking about colour schemes and table decorations and am visiting a florist next week to talk about flowers. Eeeeeeeeee!

But enough about Bridezilla!  

Here are my favourite products of the week xoxox

Tommee Tippee Explora Food Blender
So this week we started weaning little Miss Evie properly! We've given her a little bit of baby porridge already but have now started with the fruit and vegetable purees.

A product that I have started using - and LOVE - is the Tommee Tippee Explora blender - a small but perfectly formed food processor that enables you to make the perfect portion sized meals for your baby. It has two speed settings so you can use it to blend fruit and vegetables into smooth purees or a slightly chunkier texture and is easy to store and dishwasher proof to boot. Of course it isn't limited to blending baby food - its a great size for whizzing up fruit for single portion smoothies and sauces too! And it's a bargin at £19.95 - available from all good baby shops on the high street and online.

Ugg Australia SS2013 Women's Collection
This week I was invited along to preview Ugg Australia's new Spring/Summer range. We all know that the original Ugg boot is every mama's best friend - they are comfortable, cosy and easy to slip on for the school run when it's chilly. But when the weather gets warmer (if it ever bloody does!) mine usually get shoved to the back of the wardrobe and replaced by flipflops. That won't be happening this year!

The Spring/Summer Ugg collection is unbelievable. And to think I thought Ugg only made the sheepskin boots we all know and love! Inspired by the bold colours and ornate prints of Marrakech, the SS13 range has something for everyone.

Wedges, gladiator sandals, flats and espadrilles - these shoes are made from suede, leather, beautifully patterned textiles, wood and jute and have an exotic and luxurious feel. My faves are the black stripe Delizah (see photo) - these are the ultimate summer mummy shoe. Comfortable and easy to slip on and off, flat for speedy walking when you're running late, and available in five different colour options, these have got to be the shoe of SS2013.

If you're one of those crazy mamas that still like to wear high heels then fear not! There is plenty of choice for you too! I fell head over heels in love with these leather peeptoe wedges, although there is no way on God's earth I'd manage to walk in them. The woven leather is divine.


This week I also discovered me&i - an online company that sell the coolest Swedish kidswear ever. They very kindly sent Daisy a moody frogs tunic, which she wore to the end of term Easter celebrations at nursery and which got a lot of attention from her friends and their mums! This tunic is hot pink with lots of moody frogs all over it and will make the most fab light summer dress or, while the weather is still wintery, can be teamed with a long sleeved t-shirt and tights underneath. It's made from 95% cotton (5% elastane) and retails at from £19.00.

How cute!?

Check out their other dresses and tunics here. I'm in love with them all! Their t-shirts are awesome too - lots of bright retro patterns like this Traffic design and this Footballs & Shoes design, which are my favourites for boys.

If you're a fan of good quality, comfortable, bright, (mostly) unisex clothes, then definitely pay the me&i website a visit.

Benefit They're Real Mascara.
Now I realise this isn't an entirely new product but Benefit managed to persuade me to change mascaras this week which is a pretty big deal!

For the last five? six? more? years I have been entirely faithful to my beloved Bad Gal in black. I loved it and had no desire to try anything else. 

This week, in a moment of madness, I switched to They're Real and OH MY GOD it is honestly the most amazing mascara I have ever come across. I loved the look of Bad Gal but since switching, people genuinely have asked me whether my eyelashes are real. Now I'm not blessed with thick, long lashes - far from it. The word 'piggy' comes to mind when describing my eyes. This mascara is honestly fantastic and makes your lashes look amazing and your eyes look huge - if you're thinking of changing brands or want a serious recommendation then get yourself some of this stuff!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my finds of the week! What products have you discovered or reviewed recently? Why not link up below so that others can read all about them!

Linkys are a great way of discovering new blogs and making new friends and hopefully this one will introduce people to new products available on the market too. You can link up any post - whether its a personal weekly round up or your favourite product review. Help yourself to the Modern Mummy Loves badge and join in! xoxox

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  1. I love that dress! So going to go and have a look! Great linky xxxx

  2. Some lovely things you have had to review! How on earth did you wangle some Uggs?!! Love the boots they are amazing. The tunic is lovely too and your little girl is doing a great job of modelling it!

  3. Thank you for hosting this linky! Loving it.

  4. That mascara sounds great! Great linky idea too x

  5. Those boots are to die for! Great linky, glad I found it :)

  6. Thanks for hosting this great linky :)


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